Who is on the SJCS Board?
St Johns Community Services is a not for profit company, with a Board of Directors.
Edward Vaughan, rector of St John’s Anglican Church Darlinghurst, is the Chair of the Board. Ed grew up in Darlinghurst. In fact his Dad was the publican at the Green Park Hotel, just across the road from Roughies! He has been at St John’s since 2011. Before that he was the minister of a church in Dublin, Ireland. And before that he was the minister at Darling Street Anglican Church. Ed volunteers at Rough Edges, normally on a Thursday night.
Margy Jones has had a connection to the Rough Edges community for over a decade and been on the Board since 2013. She has history of working in the corporate sector and completed an Masters Business.Despite the many opportunities this provided Margy found more satisfaction through her volunteer work at Rough Edges and decided to make the change to working in the community sector. Margy now works as a social worker in a forensic hospital and studying a Masters of Social Work at UNSW. She has a Bachelor of Theology and Graduate Diploma in Divinity of Mission from SMBC. Margy is a member of Rough Edges Streetwise community. She is married to David and when not working loves to spend as much time outdoors as possible, preferably near water.
Tim Whiteway brings to the Board experience in strategy, management, marketing and business development through his decade of work in the financial services sector. Tim studied Business in both Sydney and in New York, subsequently moving into the corporate sector after running his own personal training business. Working at Macquarie Bank for the past 6 years, Tim is passionate about leveraging his skills in sustaining and growing the programs of St John’s Community Services.
Rod Ravenscroft has a long and distinguished career in financial services as Chief Executive or Managing Director of organizations that offered various forms of lease finance. This included several years in India running for finance company of ANZ Bank. Since retiring from full time employment he has been involved with charities in inner Sydney working with organisations that seek to empower disadvantaged and marginalized people and with Stolen Generations Aboriginal men. He has served on the Board of a residential aged care group and is now a member of the Advisory Board for the Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation. Rod has an Arts degree with majors in pure maths and history and an MBA. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul Zancanaro is a lawyer at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sydney. Paul works in the corporate and commercial team, specialising in real estate and projects. Paul has also worked previously for a non for profit organisation in policy. Paul volunteers fortnightly at Rough Edges and is a member of the local Darlinghurst community. Paul has Law (Hon I) and Liberal Studies degrees.
Sara Whiteway is from the United States, where she completed a BA in Insurance and Risk Management at St. Johns University. She moved to Australia in 2009 to start her career as an Insurance broker. She now works for Marsh and is currently a Carrier Service Executive. Sara started volunteering at Rough Edges in 2011 where she found a true desire to help the King Cross community. She joined the SJCS Board in 2012 and has enjoyed working with the Board on key strategies to build relationships and funding channels to obtain financial sustainability for SJCS.
Liz Illingworth is originally from the UK, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art Sculpture, before moving into the field of hospitality management. Having been in Sydney for 8 years, she is proud to now call Australia home. Liz is passionate about being part of the community and has been involved in local charities for a number of years, with a real concern to help care for the most vulnerable in our society. She recently completed the Rough Edges training course and has become a volunteer at Rough Edges.